Science, industry team up in Italy to zap COVID with laser

ROME, July 2 – A United Nations-backed scientific research centre has teamed up with an Italian tech firm to explore whether laser light can be used to kill coronavirus particles suspended in the air and help keep indoor spaces safe. The joint effort between the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) of Trieste, a city in the north of Italy, … Read more

Retired real-estate investor among dead in Florida building collapse

A retired real-estate investor with Brooklyn ties is among the 27 people confirmed dead in Florida’s building collapse, kin and officials say. David Epstein, 56, was pulled from the rubble Sunday, just two days after first-responders found his wife, 56-year-old Bonnie Epstein, in the debris, the Miami Herald said. The couple has a son, Jonathan, 26, who lives … Read more

Lockdowns were a gift to Big Business designed to kill small biz

Lockdown proponents across the media are smugly patting themselves on the back, proclaiming that stay-at-home policies didn’t harm the economy. Try telling that to the millions of small-business owners who were irreparably damaged by prolonged and irrational restrictions. With many big corporations deemed “essential,” and a stock market propped up by the Federal Reserve, it’s easy … Read more